Harvard University professor and FIRE Advisory Council member Steven Pinker is a rockstar academic. He has written 10 books, many of which are bestsellers, including most recently “The Better Angels of our Nature” and “The Sense of Style.”
On this episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we chat with professor Pinker about free speech, free inquiry, taboo, dangerous ideas, and, of course, his forthcoming book on the Enlightenment: “Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress.”
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Here is the recommended reading list provided by professor Pinker during the podcast:
- Immanuel Kant’s “What is the Enlightenment?”
- Thomas Nagel’s “The Last Word”
- Jonathan Glover’s “Humanity: A Moral History of the 20th Century”